Teens, check out the upcoming crafts and games, and this month's Teen Book Club pick. For adults, we have art, genealogy, exercise, and the return of Savvy Sightseer's Virtual Vacation. And families with children, make sure you don't miss all of the winter and holiday craft kits, plus the usual weekly crafts and virtual events you've come to enjoy.
Happy December and Happy Hanukkah. We hope your bellies are full and your hearts are warm. ~ South Country Library
P.S. These are the final two weeks to vote for us in theBest of Long Island contest! Scroll down to Education on the left, click on Public Library, and find us near the bottom.
Our Give or Take Food Pantry
is located in the lobby, and available for those in need to obtain food items anytime the library is open.
We have a bin in the lobby where you can donate non-perishable food to help keep the pantry stocked. Thank you for your generosity!
Annual Winter Warmth Collection
Now through December 14
Please donate new socks, slippers, hats, scarves, gloves, and mittens in any size to the Children's Department. The Bellport Hagerman East Patchogue Alliance will distribute them to local families in need.
Gingerbread House Pick-up
Thursday, December 10 through
Saturday, December 12
Pick up your Gingerbread House Kit anytime on these three days.
Available for those who have already preregistered to receive a kit.
PROGRAMS & ACTIVITIES FOR TEENS
These programs are intended for teens in grades 6 - 12 only. Registrants for virtual programs will be emailed a link.
Each game is available to the first ten participants,
and closes at 9:00 PM on the last day.
PROGRAMS & ACTIVITIES FOR ADULTS
All programs are presented online through Zoom.
For any questions about adult programs, email email@example.com
Savvy Sightseer Video Vacation
Traditional Holiday Markets
Available through the month of December
Discover four European countries’ holiday magic as you tour the festive sights of traditional holiday markets in The Netherlands, Germany, Belgium, and England. Click here to watch.
Virtual Drawing Class
Winter Cardinal Available through the month of December
Enjoy creating a color pencil drawing of a cardinal resting on a snow covered branch. Doris Benter leads viewers in this instructional drawing video. Materials needed: white paper, pencil, and colored pencils. Optional paint splatter will be demonstrated. Click here to watch.
Making the Most Out of Your Ancestry DNA Results Thursday, December 3, 7:00 PM
DNA test results offer much more than finding out your ethnicity percentage. If you're thinking of using the Ancestry DNA service, attend this program to gain a better understanding of how you inherit your DNA and the difference between your genetic and genealogical family trees.
You will also learn how to analyze DNA matchesand explore the benefits of the Ancestry ThruLines tool.Register here.
Virtual Qigong Thursday, December 10, 10:00 - 11:00 AM
This ancient, evidence-based Chinese healing art consists of gentle exercises which help lower blood pressure, and increase bone density and balance. Instructor Tom Linden is certified by the Center for Taiji Studies. Register here.
Virtual Chair Yoga Monday, December 14, 10:00 - 11:00 AM
Join Kristen Orsini for a rejuvenating hour of chair yoga with breath work for mind/body tension and stress release. Register here.
Virtual Tai Chi Thursday, December 17, 10:00 - 11:00 AM
Jim Cummings teaches the 24 movements of the Beijing Tai Chi form. Learn the fundamental movements and theory; improve balance, stability, and overall health. Wear loose, comfortable clothing and soft-soled shoes. Register here.
PROGRAMS & ACTIVITIES
FOR CHILDREN & FAMILIES
The Children's Department is open for browsing. There are no toys or games. Two internet/typing computers are available for kids to use.
Twinkle the Elf has returned to the Children's Department!
If your child can find Twinkle, tell us at the Children's Desk and your child will be entered in our raffle. One entry per child per day. Winner will be announced in early January.
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Make A Friend for the Elf-on-a-Shelf!
Now through December 23
Twinkle needs some elf friends! Pick up an elf sheet, decorate it, and name your elf. You can return it to the library or email a picture of it to firstname.lastname@example.org and we'll put it in the Children's Department.
Letter of the
New letter every Wednesday
Kit includes a letter craft, activity sheets, and letter cut-outs. Stop by the Children's Desk to get a kit or call 631-286-0818 ext. 2 to arrange curbside pick-up. Recommended for age 5 & younger.
Free Craft Kits every Saturday
The box will be inside the Children's Department during these colder months.
Amy Baires is our social work intern from Stony Brook University. She can help with information, referrals, and paperwork for housing, treatment, social services, unemployment, food pantries, and more.
Amy speaks English & habla español.
You can speak with her in person, by phone, or by email. Make an appointment by calling the Reference Desk at (631) 286-0818 ext. 1, or email email@example.com. See the usual schedule at right, but please call before coming in to verify Amy's hours.
Are you looking for the links to resources from previous issues, or want to access the pre-September issues? Click here for our storage page (en español). Note that this page will not be updated, so some resources are or will become obsolete.